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Renovations underway at Turlock High School

While students are enjoying the summer away from teachers, homework, and the pressure of high school life, Turlock High School is undergoing a massive renovation throughout its entire campus to prepare for the upcoming school year.

June 29, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


California asks for relief from ‘No Child Left Behind’

California has now joined the list of states requesting a waiver from the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as "No Child Left Behind."

June 26, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Grant allows Hilmar to offer summer language academy

While most area students are spending their summer relaxing and enjoying a break from the rigors of the academic year, 93 Hilmar students are learning about another culture.

June 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Raising the bar

Turlock High School is continuing its quest to raise the bar on academic excellence by expanding its Advanced Placement program. THS currently offers 15 AP courses and is adding four new ones in the 2012-2013 school year: AP Psychology, AP Macroeconomics, AP Human Geography, and AP Environmental Science.

June 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Medeiros educator to compete for California Teacher of the Year title

The Stanislaus County Office of Education recently announced that Angela Freeman from Medeiros Elementary School will be one of two educators to represent the county in the 2012 California Teacher of the Year competition.

June 15, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


More salary cuts in store for school employees

Despite opposition from teacher and classified employee unions, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday adopted a 2012-13 budget that includes a 2.4 percent salary cut for all employees.

June 14, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Hilmar graduates its centennial class

Hilmar High School celebrated its 100th commencement Thursday night at McSweeney Field. After the last high school diploma was handed out a massive fireworks display lit up the night sky as a flashing "Class of 2012 100 Years" sign made the night's event one to remember.

June 08, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Looking back at 100 years

Dozens of Hilmar residents gathered on Tuesday night to celebrate Hilmar High School's centennial year. A 100-year commemorative sign honoring the traditions and memories made by the students for nearly 10 decades was unveiled at the event.

June 05, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


KTL educator retires after 40 years

When Keyes to Learning Principal Lee Ann Stangl launched one of the state's first charter schools in 1995 there was a lot of resistance to the idea, but she remained steadfast to her belief that parents and students wanted a choice in education - something that was not readily available at the time.

June 05, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


Osborn folklorico dancers perform at Gallo

Five years ago the ballet folklorico group, known as Los Luceros de Osborn, started with three elementary students. On Thursday, a thriving group of sixty members had its most memorable performance ever at the Gallo Center of the Arts in Modesto in front of hundreds of people.

June 01, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


New web portal offers students career advice

Local students now have a direct portal to view career options online. State Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson unveiled the new California Career Center web portal to help middle school and high school students explore their options and plan their next steps toward productive careers.

June 01, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


Graduation Day: Come rain, wind or dead of night — the future cometh

The class of 2012 at Turlock High School and Pitman High School said goodbye to the past and hello to the future Friday night during graduation.

May 25, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Education


2,500 grads walk at Shirvani’s last commencement at Stanislaus

Coming to the end of a journey can be a sad time, but for the nearly 2,500 graduates at California State University, Stanislaus' 52nd annual commencement on Thursday, joy and a sense of accomplishment were the emotions of the day.

May 25, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed to retire

California State University Chancellor Charles B. Reed announced today that he will retire as chancellor of the CSU following a 14-year tenure with the university system.

May 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Education


First ever Spanish spelling bee tests local students’ knowledge

Bilingual education reached new heights on Monday when students throughout the Central Valley competed at the First Annual Central Valley Dual Language Consortium at California State University, Stanislaus. Dutcher Middle School, Walnut Grove, Hilmar, and Livingston Elementary were among the 14 schools, ranging from fourth through eighth graders, to compete for the top three places.

May 22, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Education


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President Sheley’s annual address highlights campus challenges, successes

The campus community gathered at California State University, Stanislaus for President Joseph Sheley's annual address, which ranged from the university's financial situation, the collaborative need for a school signature and identity, and the increased health and safety efforts of campus.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Former POW Jessica Lynch coming to Turlock

Although only two weeks into the new school year, Turlock High School has already lined up high-profile motivational speaker and former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch to speak to students on Nov. 7.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


MJC awards $250,000 in scholarships

Modesto Junior College awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to 246 students for the fall 2014 term at their recent annual scholarship ceremony.

August 28, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


UC Merced opens new 'green' building

University of California, Merced took another step toward environmental stewardship with the opening of its new Science and Engineering 2 Building set for Wednesday.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Stanislaus Military Academy decreases drill instruction, increases academic quality

Stanislaus Military Academy has made the administrative decision this year to shift its focus towards academic quality by decreasing class sizes, implementing class periods, and increasing educational instruction.

August 26, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


New TUSD policy uses positive interventions to keep students in school

At their first scheduled meeting of the school year, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees established new policies and policy changes to increase overall student success, one of which will push back exclusionary discipline practices, such as suspension, in favor of positive interventions to correct misbehaving students.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Turlock High School adds more AP courses to benefit students

In order to fully prepare students for college, Turlock High School is now offering more Advanced Placement courses than ever.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


CSU Stanislaus back in session

Approximately 9,000 students converged at California State University, Stanislaus for the first day of classes Thursday and throughout the campus, from faculty to administration to knowledgeable seniors and excited freshmen, all had high expectations for the upcoming school year.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Report reveals that California students better prepared for college

In its annual "Condition of College & Career Readiness" report released today, ACT found that California students taking the organization's college readiness test surpassed the nation's scores in English, reading, math, and science. The ACT assessment, which is administered to high school students, serves as a good indicator of how much a student is academically prepared to pursue a postsecondary education.

August 20, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


Students back in school with new schedule

For approximately 14,000 students throughout the Turlock Unified School District, the start of the new school year officially kicked off on Monday. At Brown Elementary, students, parents, and guardians alike shared the same optimistic vision and hopes for the upcoming school year.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Education


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